Information from the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana ( PSGH) states that more than four (4) Ghanaian pharmaceutical companies are ready to supply Covid-19 vaccines to the Ghanaian market.
The statement came after the administration stated that it is seeking local production possibilities as a result of setbacks in international markets.
Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Health Minister, stated that his ministry is already in negotiations with these local businesses to enable production.
“Their strategy is to do what they call filling and packing first then the science community will also take some time to start developing vaccines in our country.
So that area is also seriously being considered and we are actually on course in that direction,” he said.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Kwame Botwe, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, tells us that, they are waiting for government approval to begin packaging.
“The necessary infrastructure is available, the necessary human resource capacity is available, it can leverage technology transfer technology as quickly as possible and this what has done in countries like India
and Brazil and so on to deal with mass vaccination when it comes to conditions to fulfill, sort of have an agreement with the foreign manufacturing companies that do the bulk,
we need to look at issues of patent and we need to also look at issues of technology transfer,”
Benjamin Kwame Botwe said.